Don’t Fear Change And Choose Your Friends Wisely, If You Want To Handle Aging Well

Don't Fear Change And Choose Your Friends Wisely, If You Want To Handle Aging Well

For a life well lived don't fear change, and change your friends if necessary. Each phase of life comes and goes in a Gaussian curve kind of way, as I wrote in a previous blog post. Entering and leaving each phase involves some adaptation, making the absence of misoneism (fear of change) on your part a critical skill for continued happiness, especially as you age. The real trick is to keep your mind AND ... Read more

Prepare Well Ahead To Stay Active Into Old Age, Your Happiness Will Depend Upon It

Prepare Well Ahead To Stay Active Into Old Age, Your Happiness Will Depend Upon It

As the years go by, the more difficult it becomes to stay active into old age, but try you must. I think the reason I have done so well with my abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft is, at least in part, due to my general level of fitness at the time the stent was installed, in 2010, and throughout the intervening years. Your body will deteriorate without exercise, and this affects every system, including your ... Read more

Body Awareness Training And The Art Of Stretching Into Your Later Years

Body Awareness Training And The Art Of Stretching Into Your Later Years

"Men are born soft and supple; dead, they are stiff and hard. Plats are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail." From the Tao te Ching, Lao-tzu (about 300-400 BCE), translated by Steven ... Read more

Exercise To Look Younger, Especially With Your Hat On!

Exercise To Look Younger, Especially With Your Hat On!

You can exercise to look younger, I've noticed, as I continue Ironman training into my 70s. It works best, Deb tells me, when I keep my hat on to hide my white, yes, white, not grey, hair. Exercise-induced youthfulness comes with many benefits, especially when you need to attract a good mate, and keep them. Bit like fishing with the right bait, don't you think? When I was actually young, in my 20s, people ... Read more

Inspiring Elderly Exercise Before You Develop An Elderly Demeanor

Inspiring Elderly Exercise Before You Develop An Elderly Demeanor

Inspiring elderly exercise, with an emphasis on body awareness, preferably before you become elderly in your demeanor, is one of FitOldDog's major goals for his readers. Many of my teachers, and some peers, have died already, and other peers are on the way out, but the ones that drive me crazy are the people who could, with a little effort, become so much more active, instead of walking with baby steps. Ah! ... Read more

Lonely Aging? Inspiration From A One-Armed Man.

Lonely Aging? Inspiration From A One-Armed Man.

Hi folks, welcome! If you are having a hard time finding inspiration to help you cope with aging, remember that there are always others who have overcome greater adversity into later life, and with a smile. Along with aging, can come a feeling of increased separation from the mainstream of society, but it can be countered by inspiration from others who have traveled a harder road, which is why I spoke to ... Read more

Could Willy Loman Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities?

Could Willy Loman Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities?

Hi folks, welcome! Sometimes I feel like a young man trapped in an old man's body, as I deal with the challenges of training, especially when it comes to running. So, can I turn setbacks into opportunities? As I struggle to get my training back on track, and deal with the challenges of WordPress locking up all the time, I decided that I needed to read a good book. I chose a an uplifting and cheerful play, ... Read more

Hey! Boomers, For Active Aging Fitness Get Your Senior Pass For The National Parks

Hey! Boomers, For Active Aging Fitness Get Your Senior Pass For The National Parks

Hi folks, welcome, Aging can be a bummer, but there are some advantages, such as the National Parks Senior Pass. It costs $10, but it lasts for life (so stay in shape for full value). I got mine a few years ago, and the parks staff are always welcoming and friendly, explaining all the great benefits of your card. Including the fact that everyone in your vehicle can come in for free, too. You also get to park ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.